September 11th - A Decade Later

With tears and emotion, Americans mark Sept. 11

NEW YORK - Children yearned for lost parents and grown men and women sobbed in grief over the hard stone that bore the names of nearly 3,000 dead as America commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.   Full Article | Video 

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World Trade Center attacks etched on New York psyche

New Yorkers, often characterized by outsiders as rude, if not hard-hearted, were dramatically changed by the hijacked plane attacks that felled the World Trade Center towers a decade ago.  Full Article 

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On the Afghan frontline, U.S. soldiers see longer war ahead

Ten years after the September 11, 2011 attacks, which brought U.S. forces to Afghanistan, the country still faces a Taliban insurgency that the world's formidable military has been unable to quell.  Full Article 

An aerial view of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Post-9/11 intelligence improves, but problems remain

U.S. intelligence agencies will forever be scarred by their failure to stop the 9/11 plot, but a decade later efforts to break down barriers are taking root.  Full Article 

Iraq war veteran Jordan Towers poses at the War Memorial building in San Francisco September 7, 2011. Towers joined the Marines after the September 11, 2001 attacks and was deployed to Iraq in 2007. He is now working for  Swords to Plowshares, a group that helps veterans connect to such things as jobs and housing. Picture taken September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Laird Harrison

After 9/11, from high school student to U.S. Marine

For Jordan Towers, then a 17-year-old high school student, the September 11, 2001 attacks changed his life. Afterward, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Full Article 

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Exclusive: National Archives sits on 9/11 Commission records

Ten years after al Qaeda's attack on the United States, the vast majority of the 9/11 Commission's investigative records remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington, even though the commission had directed the archives to make most of the material public in 2009.   Full Article 

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Curators make hard choices at 9/11 museum

Curators are making hard choices at the museum memorializing the September 11, 2001 attacks at the site of the World Trade Center's toppled twin towers, aiming to convey the horror of the event without trespassing into ghoulishness.  Full Article | Slideshow 

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Lower Manhattan: Rising from the ashes

A decade after the September 11 attacks enveloped Lower Manhattan in a thick gray dust of pulverized buildings and human remains, the surrounding area has become a trendy neighborhood with a booming population.  Full Article | Video 

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Milestone Moments: Remembering 9/11

The 10th anniversary of the terror attacks that killed 2,977 will be a time of national and international reflection, with ceremonies in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.   Full Article 

Rescue workers carry mortally injured New York City Fire Department chaplain, the Rev. Mychal Judge, from the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York City September 11, 2001. The Chaplain was crushed to death by falling debris while giving a man last rites in the trade center. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

One day and ten years in New York

Photographer Shannon Stapleton captured one of the defining images of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In this series of photos he talks about that day and documenting New York in the 10 years following.   Full Article 

Timeline: A decade since 9/11

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